Sitting at 2,300m Val Thorens is the highest resort in Europe, and as such, offers some of the best conditions all season long. Due to its altitude it has a longer season - offering skiers the chance to ski from the end of November through to early May. It’s also notably part of the Three Valleys, the largest ski area in the world. And has a growing reputation for lively nightlife. So, it’s easy to see the lure of this snow-sure resort.
If you’re heading to Val Thorens this winter, or it’s on your shortlist, you’ll want to make sure that the journey here is smooth and stress-free - which is where we come in. With a fleet of modern, well-maintained vehicles and experienced drivers, your holiday begins the moment you step off the plane. Find out more about our comfortable and convenient airport transfers.
If you’ve not booked your travel yet, the following information about Val Thorens airport transfers, and routes to resort might help.
Private transfer options to Val Thorens
Getting from Geneva Airport to Val Thorens
Getting from Geneva Airport to Val Thorens is easy and hassle-free via private airport transfer. Taking the fastest route, that beats the worst of the traffic, you’ll pass by the stunning Lake Annecy, with mountains around you wherever you look. The distance is approximately 155 kms, and takes about 2 hrs 35 mins. Our drivers are familiar with the mountain roads and winter driving, so you can sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery.
Getting from Lyon Airport to Val Thorens
A little further than some of the other local airports, Lyon is one of several options to consider for a stay in Val Thorens. It’s a decent sized airport with good amenities and flights are rarely affected by poor weather. It takes about 2 hrs 25 to cover the almost 200 km to resort - comparable in time to other airports as it’s mostly motorway and dual carriageway driving. Due to the increased fuel and tolls, the journey is a little more expensive than those to other nearby airports. It’s worth noting that the roads can get very busy in peak weeks with thousands of enthusiastic tourists, so the time to resort could increase substantially.
Getting from Chambéry Airport to Val Thorens
Chambéry Airport is the closest airport to Val Thorens. The distance is approximately 120 kms, which is reachable in about 1 hr 45 mins door-to-door - perfect if you want to keep travel time to a minimum. It’s worth noting that due to the size and capabilities of the airport you can experience delays or diversions in poor weather, which might be something to consider if you’re yet to book your travel.
Getting from Grenoble Airport to Val Thorens
At a distance of around 195 kms from Val Thorens, Grenoble Airport is another option for travellers heading to Val Thorens and the Three Valleys. Private transfers from Grenoble to Val Thorens take about 2 hrs 25 mins, and it’s a pretty route, passing by Lake Paladru, a turquoise-blue glacial lake.
Getting from Moutiers train station to Val Thorens
If you’re arriving by train, you’ll leave the train in Moutiers, 37 kms or a short drive from Val Thorens. While there are some public buses available, these aren’t always that convenient if you have a lot of luggage, as the bus stops may be some distance from your accommodation. Instead, let us take the heavy lifting, whisking you door-to-door in around 45 mins.Book now
Shared transfers to Val Thorens
If you're travelling alone, or looking for a more affordable option Snowlinx also offer shared transfers to Val Thorens from Geneva airport. Find out more about our shared transfer availability.
Val Thorens resort info
At 2,300m, Val Thorens sits at the top end of the Belleville valley, with easy access to Méribel and the wider Three Valleys ski area. With 99% of its ski area sitting above 2,000m, Val Thorens is as snow sure as they come. So much so, that they are proud to offer a snow guarantee whereby if a European resort offers you a greater number of open linked runs, they’ll refund any unused days of your lift pass.
Val Thorens and the neighbouring resorts in the Belleville valley - Les Menuires and St Martin de Belleville - offer first-class skiing for skiers and snowboarders of all levels. St Martin is renowned for its sunny slopes and gentle blues, and is home to the infamous Jerusalem run. Les Menuires is an intermediates paradise with lots of cruisey blues, and great on- and off-piste skiing from the Point de la Masse. And Val Thorens offers high altitude skiing and the best conditions all season long.
It’s not just the skiing that attracts visitors to Val Thorens. The resort is amassing a reputation for its apres ski fun too - with the Folie Douce getting the party started from mid-afternoon, and many other bars and clubs keeping the party going until the early hours, including Le Saloon and The Frog and Roastbeef.
Val Thorens ski stats
- 300 km of slopes across the Belleville valley, including 20 green runs, 60 blue runs, 51 red and 14 black
- Access to 600 km within the wider Three Valleys
- Highest elevation of 3,230m - the highest point in the Three Valleys, at the top of Cime Caron
- 1 snowpark and 3 Liberty Ride areas, where you can ski off-piste in a controlled zone
Val Thorens resources
Here are some useful resources for your next stay in Val Thorens: